Synthesis and postfunctionalization of well-defined star polymers via "double" click chemistry

Cyrille Boyer, Michael Raymond Whittaker, Thomas Paul Davis

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In this article, the synthesis and the functionalization of well-defined, narrow polydispersity (polydispersity index <1.2) star polymers via reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization is detailed. In this arm first approach, the initial synthesis of a poly(pentafluorophenyl acrylate) polymer, and subsequent, cross-linking using bis-acrylamide to prepare star polymers, has been achieved by reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer polymerization. These star polymers were functionalized using a variety of amino functional groups via nucleophilic substitution of pentafluorophenyl activated ester to yield star polymers with predesigned chemical functionality. This approach has allowed the synthesis of star glycopolymer using a very simple approach. Finally, the core of the stars was modified via thiol-ene click chemistry reaction using fluorescein-o-acrylate and DyLigh 633 Maleimide.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5245 - 5256
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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